Chicago celebrates the seven-day, African American holiday of Kwanzaa with performances, plays, story-times and festivals throughout the city. Garfield Park will honor Kwanzaa with a free day of music, dance and art on December 31, 2022.
Kwanzaa commemorates African traditions within African American culture with a seven-day celebration from December 26-31, that focuses on the seven principles of the holiday, known as Nguzo Saba. The principles use Swahili words for unity (umoja,) self-determination (kujichagulia) collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani).
Garfield Park’s Kwanzaa celebration will supply African dance and music performances, crafts and vendors selling artisan goods, food, apparel, jewelry and beauty products. The event runs from 10 am through 3 pm and is free.
Garfield Park Kwanzaa Celebration
Garfield Park (not the conservatory) 100 N. Central Park Ave.
December 31, 2022, 10 am-3 pm.